Northern Territory Probate Applications

Key information about filing for probate in the Northern Territory.

Can the application be submitted by post?

Yes. You may also attend the Probate Registry in person. The Registrar or Deputy Registrar will act as your witness and accept the application.


Probate filing fees (as at 1 July 2016):
The probate filing fee is $1,225.00.

Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:
2 to 3 weeks from receipt of the application for straightforward grants of probate. More complicated cases may take longer.

Is a legal notice required to be published?
Yes. A notice of your intention to apply for a grant of probate must be published in a newspaper, the NT News, no sooner than 14 days prior to the submission of the application. 

Are you required to submit an inventory of assets and liabilities?
Yes. A estimate of the value of the assets and liabilities of the deceased at the time of death is required to be submitted to the Probate Registry.

Probate Registry address:
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Probate Office
State Square, Darwin, NT 0801
Phone (08) 8999 7953

 Contact AussieLegal on 1300 728 200 for more information.